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Papworth Hospital moving to Cambridge

Papworth Hospital is set for a £165 million move to Cambridge to be on the same site as Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Papworth Hospital Credit: PA Wire

The announcement’s been made this morning by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

He says the move will create a world leading healthcare and science hub in Cambridge.

Danny Alexander Credit: PA Wire

Papworth hospital was home to the first successful heart and lung transplant, it opened in 1917 as a sanatorium and hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis.

Teenager killed in accident

The accident happened on Springlands Way on April 9th Credit: ITV

A teenager has died following a crash in Sudbury in Suffolk.

Emergency services were called to the single vehicle collision on Springlands Way at around 11.40pm on April the 9th.

An 18-year-old man was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital with life threatening injuries, but passed away yesterday afternoon.


Peanut allergy research has life-changing results

Researchers have hailed a scientific breakthrough that could help cure one of our deadliest allergies

Experts in Cambridge have discovered they may be able to cure children who suffer from a potentially-lethal peanut allergy by feeding them the very things which could kill them.

Medical trials at Addenbrooke's Hospital have focused on building up a patient's resistance to peanuts, and as Matthew Hudson reports, the results can be life-changing

Cambridge hospital implements total smoking ban in bid to encourage healthier lifestyles

Addenbrooke's Hospital has banned smoking anywhere on site.
Addenbrooke's Hospital has banned smoking anywhere on site. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has implemented a total smoking ban to encourage healthier lifestyles.

Staff, visitors and patients won't be able to smoke anywhere on site - and there's no longer any outdoor smoking areas.

The ban also applies to the Rosie Maternity Hospital.
The ban also applies to the Rosie Maternity Hospital. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It also applies to the Rosie Maternity Hospital.

The Trust's Chief Executive Dr Keith McNeil says it's in accordance with national guidelines that hospitals should be smoke free.

"It sends a message that we're not just about treating people here, we want society as a whole to be healthier," he said.

"It's very important from that point of view that we don't condone smoking on the site anywhere."


New cancer campaign launched at Addenbrooke's

The Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust hopes to raise £10 million in three years
The Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust hopes to raise £10 million in three years Credit: ITV Anglia

A new ten million pound campaign is being launched at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge to transform cancer facilities at the hospital.

The Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust wants to use the money to support new technologies and therapies in breast and prostate cancer and sponsor cancer research.

Search & rescue first for Addenbrooke's nurse

Deborah Swann has become the only nurse in the UK International Search & Rescue team Credit: Addenbrooke's Hospital

An emergency medic from Cambridgeshire has become the only nurse in Britain's International Search and Rescue team which is sent to help in disasters all over the world.

Deborah Swann, who works in the Emergency Department at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, must be ready to deploy anywhere in the world within six hours.

Deborah, from Bluntisham, was trained to treat casualties at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.

She said:

"We simulated rescuing and treating people at heights, in flood waters and confined spaces, all of which are expected following disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and terrorist attacks.

“It is genuinely dangerous. We're crawling around in potentially unsafe structures in places at risk of other unpredictable trauma – aftershocks, for example. It definitely appeals to my sense of adventure."

Addenbrooke's first to get government review

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge is to be the first in the country scrutinised by the Government as part of a review into the way the NHS deals with complaints from patients and their relatives.

Its being headed up by the Labour MP Ann Clwyd who was given the role after speaking out about the poor care her husband received at a hospital in Wales. Matthew Hudson reports.

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